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  1. amen
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    please help me!

    CAn you tell me how is the difference and similarities between idioms and proverbs in English?


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    Re: please help me!

    proverb is a type of word.

    Noun = thing, person, animal ... (boy, day, cat, table...)
    pronoun = describes nouns ... (white, nice, tall, ugly ...)
    verb = describes some kind of activity - (write, read, run...)
    proverb = answer the question " How ?" (nicely, loudly, well, ...)

    Idiom is something different. It is a group of worlds or sentence, that is commonly used for certain situations. Sometimes the exact world translation differs from the actual meaning of the idiom (I feel blue - it means I am sad ....etc. There is a list of some idioms on this web too. Check it out !
    https://www.usingenglish.com/reference/idioms/


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    Re: please help me!

    Quote Originally Posted by marseeprint View Post
    proverb is a type of word.

    Noun = thing, person, animal ... (boy, day, cat, table...)
    pronoun = describes nouns ... (white, nice, tall, ugly ...)
    verb = describes some kind of activity - (write, read, run...)
    proverb = answer the question " How ?" (nicely, loudly, well, ...)

    Idiom is something different. It is a group of worlds or sentence, that is commonly used for certain situations. Sometimes the exact world translation differs from the actual meaning of the idiom (I feel blue - it means I am sad ....etc. There is a list of some idioms on this web too. Check it out !
    https://www.usingenglish.com/reference/idioms/
    I think you meant "adverb"

    A Proverb = a short saying stating a general truth or piece of advice, like "A stitch in time saves nine".


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    Re: please help me!

    Oh - oh , silly me. Of course I meant adverb. I am sooooo sorry. The funny thing is, I know the meaning of both - adverb and proverb, but I guess I didn't pay enough attention. Once more - sorry for the confusement.

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